Antonio Riestra, ASC, ACK (Director of Photography) His career started in Mexico working as a stills photographer for the National Indigenous Institute, then continued in British Columbia, Canada. He moved back to Mexico and started as a loader in "Clear and Present Danger", focus puller in "Rough Magic" and then shot 2nd Unit on "Frida". He resides in Los Angeles, and has forged an international career with a notable range of feature films, from the Czech Republic's Lidice, Czech-Made Man and Normal the Düsseldorf Ripper, to the Spanish-produced Kathmandu Lullaby (which was filmed in Nepal) and the Face of Love, starring Annette Bening and Ed Harris. Riestra's cinematography for Augustí Villaronga's Black Bread (Spain's official entry for the 84th Academy Awards®) earned him a Goya Award and a Gaudí Award. HIs last work are the features "The Last Knights" directed by Kazuaki Kiriya starring Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman. "Eloise" directed by Rob Legato and "Stephanie" by Akiva Goldsman. Additionally he shoots commercials and music videos. He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the Mexican Society of Cinematographers (AMC), the Czech Association of Cinematographers (ACK), the European Film Academy, the Catalan Film Academy and IATSE 600.

  • 2009 Czech Lions Nominated for Best Cinematography for NORMAL
  • 2011 Goya Awards WINNER for Best Cinematography for PA NEGRE
  • 2011 Gaudi Awards WINNER for Best Cinematography for PA NEGRE
  • 2012 Gaudi Awards Nominated for Best Cinematography for KATMANDU
  • 2012 Czech LIons Nominated for Best Cinematography for LIDICE
(partial list)
THE BACHELORS Matt Baer Films  Dir: Kurt Voelker
J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy
STEPHANIE Blumhouse Productions  Dir: Akiva Goldsman
Frank Grillo, Anna Torv
ELOISE Hyde Park International  Dir: Robert Legato
Robert Patrick, Chase Crawford
LAST KNIGHTS Lionsgate  Dir: Kazuaki Kiriya
Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman
THE FACE OF LOVE Mockingbird Pictures  Dir: Arie Posin
Annette Bening, Ed Harris
MAMA Universal Pictures  Dir: Andy Muschietti
Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
*KATAMANDU: A MIRROR IN THE SKY  Alta Films Dir: Icíar Bollaín
**LIDICE Fabrication Films Dir: Petr Nikolaev
CZECH-MADE MAN NOGUP Agency Dir: Tomás Rehorek
***BLACK BREAD (PA NEGRE) Massa d’Or Productions Dir: Agusti Villaronga
****NORMAL Black Lantern Films Dir: Julius Sevcik
FRIDA (2nd Unit) Miramax Films Dir: Julie Taymor

COMMERCIALS (partial list)

Beats By Dre, Disney, Dodge, Fiat, Ikea, 22 “It’s Your Time”, AA Home Insurance,
AT&T, Cerruti, Movistar, Fuji, Kinro, Gambrinus, Kodak, Anna Codorniu, Salem
Promo, Universal Horror Nights

(partial list)
Brian Billow, Javier Blanco, Icíar Bollaín, Petr Francesco Carrozzini, Taylor Cohen,
Akiva Goldsman, Phil Joanou, Kazuaki Kiriya, Robert Legato, Andy Muschietti,
Nabil, Nikolaev, Nicholas Nubile, Arie Posin, Tomás Rehorek, Julius Sevcik, Julie
Taymor, Agusti Villaronga, Kurt Voelker, Alex Zakrzewski

*2012 Gaudi Awards Nominee – Best Cinematography
**2012 Czech Lion Awards – Best Cinematography
***2011 Goya Awards Winner – Best Cinematography
***2011 Gaudi Awards Winner – Best Cinematography
****2010 Czech Lion Awards Nominee – Best Cinematography